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The restored painting panel in Nagoya Castle  
   

The restored painting panel in Nagoya Castle

Takayama (High Mountain) (Japan Part 1)

April 18th 2018
Ray and I had visited Japan before so this time we avoided all the big cities and decided on 3 traditional Japanese towns - Takayama for their Spring Festival, Miyajima for the famous Shinto Torii gate and the historical Nikko, which happens to be near the Ashikaga Wisteria Flowering Garden - our main reason for this Japan trip. We flew in to Nagoya from China and spent one day there to take get o ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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